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Ellen Page (born Ellen Philpotts-Page, 21.2.1987) Ellen Page is a Canadian actress. She rose to fame with the release of Juno, for which she earned herself Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Actress nominations.

Childhood: Ellen Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her mother, Martha Philpotts, is a teacher and her father, Dennis Page, is a graphic designer. Ellen Page studied at the Halifax Grammar School and then at Shambhala School, from which she graduated in 2005.

Page then attended the Vaughan Road Academy, which was also attended by the actor Mark Rendall.

Acting Career: Ellen Page's acting career began when she was 10 years old, when she appeared in the TV film Pit Pony. This led to a number of other roles, including playing Treena Lahey in the second series of Trailer Park Boys. At the age of 16, Page was cast in Mouth to Mouth, an independent film that was filmed in Europe.

In 2005, Ellen Page starred in Hard Candy, alongside Patrick Wilson. The intense psychological thriller earned Ellen Page a number of positive reviews.

Page then appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, playing Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat, a girl that has the ability to walk through walls.

With the release of 2007's Juno, Ellen Page's notoriety was on the rise. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the pregnant teen, but she lost out to Marion Cotillard's performance in La Vie En Rose. Juno also starred Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner.

The following year, Ellen Page starred in Smart People. The movie had been filmed prior to Juno, but was not premiered until the 2008 Sundance Festival. Smart People also starred Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church.

Page was cast in Drew Barrymore's Whip It! The light-hearted roller-derby film also stars Juliette Lewis and Marcia Gay Harden. In 2009, she appeared in Peacock, alongside Susan Sarandon, Cillian Murphy and Josh Lucas.

In May 2009, Ellen Page featured in an episode of The Simpsons that parodied Hannah Montana. The character played by Page was named Alaska Nebraska.

Personal Life: Ellen Page has a pet dog named Patti, after Patti Smith, one of her musical heroes.



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Julianne Moore: 'Ellen Page Spoke To Me Frankly About Coming Out'


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The 28-year-old actress stars alongside Julianne in Freeheld, which tells the story of police officer Laurel Hester's attempts to transfer her benefits to her partner, played by Ellen, before her death.

In order to ensure she portrayed the character correctly, Julianne did a lot of research - the most inspiring of which was talking to Ellen about her own experiences as a gay actress in Hollywood.

"Ellen was miserable,"Julianne told Britain's Marie Claire magazine. "She talked to me very frankly about her own experience - what it felt like, about the nature of the discomfort. A lot of people I know came out a long time ago. None of my friends were celebrities when they came out; they were college students. So here I was talking to this very young woman, who had recently come out, about experiences that were very, very fresh, so it was a different kind of conversation."

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From Ian McKellen To Ellen Page: 15 Gay Actors Who Usually Have Straight Roles


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Ian McKellen has offered his own opinion about diversity in Hollywood following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He believes that it's not only black people who are being overlooked in the film industry, but gay actors too; especially since straight stars have indeed won Oscars for playing gay men (Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn) but never the other way round. 

More: Ian McKellen talks LGBT rights

It is more frequent than one first might believe that gay people in the acting world are often playing straight roles - sometimes exclusively - and there are very few who have found themselves playing only gay characters. Here are just a few gay stars who've played gay roles in their careers:

Continue reading: From Ian McKellen To Ellen Page: 15 Gay Actors Who Usually Have Straight Roles

Ellen Page On Oscars Diversity Row: 'How Can You Not Be Angry?'


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Several stars have lashed out at Academy voters for failing to recognise black actors and films for the second year in a row, with Tyrese Gibson, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith refusing to even watch next month's (Feb16) ceremony.

In the wake of the racial debate, bosses at the organisation have implemented new rules in the voting process to provide a solution to the diversity problem, and Page feels they are moving in the right direction.

"(It) means a lot to me as an audience member and as a human being," she tells People.com. "It means a lot to me as someone who does this job. I think the issue is much more systemic and I hope that's what changes, hearing more diverse stories, but I feel like finally there's some steps going in the right direction."

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"Freeheld" Berlin Photocall With Ellen Page

Ellen Page - The Berlin Photocall for "Freeheld" with Ellen Page and starring Julianne Moore and Steve Carell in Mitte. at Hotel de Rome - Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 13th January 2016

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Ellen Page Departs On A Flight From Los Angeles International Airport

Ellen Page - Ellen Page departs on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016

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'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Screening And Q&A

Ellen Page - 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Screening and Q&A at ArcLight Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 5th December 2015

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Kylie Jenner Goes Make-Up Free! (7 Other Celebs That Slay Without Paint)


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Yeah, headline news, right? But Kylie Jenner is well known for her unique make-up style and lately she's even been favouring wigs to complement it. This young starlet isn't just a picture of perfection with lipstick, however, she's proven that she can turn heads without the help of cosmetics.

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10th Rome Film Festival - 'Freeheld' - Premiere

Ellen Page , Samantha Thomas - 10th Rome Film Festival - 'Freeheld' at Auditorium Parco Della Musica - Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals at Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy - Sunday 18th October 2015

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10th RFF - 'Freeheld' - Photocall

Peter Sollet , Ellen Page - 10th Rome Film Festival - 'Freeheld' - Photocall at Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome, Italy - Sunday 18th October 2015

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Ellen Page Says Matt Damon 'Doesn't Have A Point' With Comments About Actor's Sexuality


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Ellen Page has criticised Matt Damon over comments he made last month, suggesting that actors should disguise their sexuality. Damon said he believed those who are more private can give better performances. But speaking to Metro News, Page said Damon ‘doesn’t have a point’ with his comments because he related it to sexuality.

Ellen pageEllen Page has spoken out over Matt Damon’s comments regarding sexuality.

In September Damon told The Guardian, “Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.” The Martian star also added that believes it’s still “really hard for actors to be out publicly” in Hollywood.

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Ellen Page Tapped For Flatliners Remake


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Swedish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo movie, has been attached to the project since 2013 and now he has found his leading lady, according to Variety.com.

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Ellen Page For Flatliners Reboot?


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Ellen Page is in talks to star in the reboot of 'Flatliners.'

The 'Juno' star, 28, is being lined up to take on the lead role in the remake of the '90s original sci-fi film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, following two years of drafting, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Ben Ripely has penned the updated script, which will no doubt see more modern science woven into the storyline as it follows a group of medical students who cause themselves surreal mental anguish with their near-death experiments.

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Ellen Page Cried When Julianne Moore Signed Up For Freeheld


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The Oscar nominee had been attached to produce and star in the project since 2008, when she was brought onboard to play Stacie Andree, the partner of New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester.

Hester famously challenged government officials and demanded pension benefits for Andree as she battled terminal lung cancer.

Julianne was cast as the cop early last year (14), and Ellen admits she was emotional as she realised they would finally be able to move Freeheld into production, thanks to the Still Alice actress' star power.

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Ellen Page Lived 'toxic' Life Before Coming Out


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Ellen Page found her life ''toxic'' before she came out as gay.

The 'Freeheld' star, who announced she is a lesbian last year, has admitted she felt trapped and lonely hiding her real sexuality from everyone, and is incredible ''grateful'' she can now live her life in the public eye freely and openly.

Speaking on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' last night (29.09.15), she said: ''I feel so grateful for it, I feel so grateful to feel how I feel now, compared to [how I felt] as a closeted person. It's a nice place to be.

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Ellen Page Feels 'lucky' To Be Dating Samantha Thomas


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Ellen Page feels ''lucky'' to be dating Samantha Thomas.

The 'Freeheld' star, who announced she is a lesbian last year, says her girlfriend is ''special'' and is proud to be in a place to ''love someone openly.''

Asked how it feels to celebrate the release of her new movie, in which she stars as Stacie Andree, who fought for the right to inherit her late partner Laurel Hester's pension benefits, with the artist by her side, the 28-year-old actress said: ''So far, that's not something I've experienced in my life. And to love someone openly, to hold someone's hand walking down the street, it's a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing, and I'm just lucky enough to have someone in my life as special as her.''

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Ellen Page

Date of birth

21st February, 1987

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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